All accounts agree that his ideas changed drastically over time.
His parents met when his father moved to Missouriand they were married in Orion —Henry —and Pamela — His sister Margaret — died when Twain was three, and his brother Benjamin — died three years later. His brother Pleasant Hannibal died at three weeks of age.
His father was an attorney and judge, who died of pneumonia inwhen Twain was Louisand Cincinnatijoining the newly formed International Typographical Unionthe printers trade union.
He educated himself in public libraries in the evenings, finding wider information than at a conventional school. Pilot was the grandest position of all. The pilot, even in those days of trivial wages, had a princely salary — from a hundred and fifty to two hundred and fifty dollars a month, and no board to pay.
The pilot had to: Bixby took Twain on as a cub pilot to teach him the river between New Orleans and St.
Twain studied the Mississippi, learning its landmarks, how to navigate its currents effectively, and how to read the river and its constantly shifting channels, reefs, submerged snags, and rocks that would "tear the life out of the strongest vessel that ever floated".
Henry was killed on June 21,when their steamboat Pennsylvania exploded. Twain claimed to have foreseen this death in a dream a month earlier, : He continued to work on the river and was a river pilot until the Civil War broke out inwhen traffic was curtailed along the Mississippi River.
At the start of hostilities, he enlisted briefly in a local Confederate unit. He later wrote the sketch " The Private History of a Campaign That Failed ", describing how he and his friends had been Confederate volunteers for two weeks before disbanding. Twain describes the episode in his book Roughing It.
Nye inand Twain joined him when he moved west. The brothers traveled more than two weeks on a stagecoach across the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountainsvisiting the Mormon community in Salt Lake City.
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He may have been romantically involved with the poet Ina Coolbrith. A year later, he traveled to the Sandwich Islands present-day Hawaii as a reporter for the Sacramento Union. His letters to the Union were popular and became the basis for his first lectures.
He wrote a collection of travel letters which were later compiled as The Innocents Abroad It was on this trip that he met fellow passenger Charles Langdon, who showed him a picture of his sister Olivia. Twain later claimed to have fallen in love at first sight.
The couple lived in Buffalo, New Yorkfrom to He owned a stake in the Buffalo Express newspaper and worked as an editor and writer. They had three daughters: Susy —Clara — and Jean —Mark Twain () A selective list of online literary criticism for the nineteenth-century American novelist and story writer Mark Twain, favoring signed articles .
Mark Twain was born on November 30, in Florida, Missouri. He is the sixth child from his parents, John Marshall Clemens and Jane Lampton.
His family and him lived in Florida, Missouri until he turned four and moved to Hannibal. Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens Nov.
30, in the small town of Florida, MO, and raised in Hannibal, became one of the greatest American authors of all time. Known for his sharp wit and pithy commentary on society, politics, and the human condition, his many essays and novels, including.
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So, I went to work and tested him and worked him like a slave. I made him work.